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David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)

Artist and filmmaker David Lynch discusses his early life and the events that shaped his outlook on art and the creative process.

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David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As Lynch states "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them, even if they're new ideas, the past colors them."

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$10,823 (USA) (31 March 2017)

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$169,517 (USA) (16 June 2017)
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Funded by a Kickstarter campaign. It took several years for completion. See more »

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David Lynch: When you're doing a painting or whatever... sometimes the past conjures ideas. The past colours them.
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I Have a Radio
Written and performed by David Lynch and Dean Hurley
Published by Bobkind Music Inc (ASCAP) / Team Hurley (ASCAP)
Administered by Universal Music Corp / Downtown Music Publishing
Courtesy of Sunday Best Recordings
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An inspiring look
3 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As far as documentaries go, there have been more substantial and significant, affecting ones that have come out about artists' work. However, considering that David Lynch is one of the most enigmatic directors who fully represent and defy what art means, of course any film revolved around him would get the job done. This film takes a pretty simplistic approach in examining him and it's a collection of stories he gives about his childhood, but they're all worth it. This would be a fascinating documentary for any die-hard fan as well as any other film buff in general. Definitely recommended.


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